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Fox anchor, Hasbro end suit over toy hamster with same name

A Fox News anchor has settled a $5 million lawsuit against Hasbro over a toy hamster that had her name and she says was designed to look like her.

Harris Faulkner sued Pawtucket -based Hasbro Inc. in federal court in New Jersey last year. She said a plastic hamster named Harris Faulkner that was part of the company's Littlest Pet Shop line wrongfully appropriated her name and persona, harmed her credibility as a journalist and was an insult.

Hasbro had said the hamster wasn't named for her.

Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed Wednesday.

Faulkner and Hasbro say the toy is no longer sold and the lawsuit was "settled amicably." They havent' released details.

Faulkner hosts the show "Outnumbered." She used to work in Minnesota for KSTP-TV and hosted "The Harris Faulkner Show" on FM107 Radio.

This story has been corrected to show Faulkner and Hasbro, not Faulkner's lawyer, said the toy is no longer sold and the lawsuit was settled amicably.

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